How to Modify SCCM Application Run Time

This basic post explains how you can modify SCCM application run time (maximum allowed run time). You can always modify the maximum run time for an application in SCCM.

When you create an application in SCCM, have you noticed maximum allowed run time setting on the user experience settings window?. If yes, I am sure you have an idea about the maximum allowed run time. If not, I will explain what it is.

What is Maximum Allowed Run time in SCCM

So, what is maximum allowed run time setting in SCCM? With maximum allowed run time setting, you can specify the maximum run time and estimated installation time of the deployment program for this application.


This setting is also used to determine if there is enough available time to install the application before the end of a SCCM maintenance window.

When you create an application in SCCM, on the user experience window you see two options.

  • Maximum allowed run time (minutes) – Specify maximum run time for application installation.
  • Estimated installation time (minutes) – The estimated installation time displays to the user when the application installs.

By default, the Maximum allowed run time (minutes) is set to 120 minutes for every application you create in SCCM. However, you can always change the Maximum allowed run time based on your requirement.


Note – A conflict might occur if the Maximum allowed run time is longer than the scheduled maintenance window. If the user sets the maximum run time to a period greater than the length of any available maintenance window, that deployment type doesn’t run.

How to Modify SCCM Application Run Time

Perform the below steps to modify SCCM application run time.

  • Launch the SCCM console.
  • Go to Software Library\Overview\Application Management\Applications.
  • Select the application and then click Deployment Types.
  • Right click application deployment type and click Properties.
  • Select User Experience tab, modify the maximum allowed run time in minutes.
How to Modify SCCM Application Run Time
How to Modify SCCM Application Run Time

To check whether a deployment type is installed when you define maintenance windows on client devices. When a maintenance window is in place, a deployment type only starts if enough time is available in the maintenance window to accommodate the Maximum Allowed Run Time setting.


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